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Many many coonhound photos


Darwin has settled in very well. He doesn't seem too worried about being here. Most of the time apart from on walks, he is asleep! Not sure if it has really sunk in yet that his people aren't coming back for him, but with a bit of luck that will sink in gradually... He is great with the cats, pretty good with other dogs (except Az finds him a bit annoying), clean in the house. Oh yes, and kid-friendly too. He is, however, a bit of a saggedy baggedy old dog to look at...



Hounds come in some very different shapes. Mollydog makes Darwin look extra-dumpy. Poor Darwin!


If I didn't know he was a coonhound, I'd have guessed some sort of basset cross, though his foxhoundy relatives are fairly obvious as well.


Sniffin' sniffin' sniffin!


Upside down


Upside down with *particularly* ridiculous ears...



If I'm honest, Az doesn't like Darwin all that much. Darwin likes Az, except that if he gets carried away with sniffin' sniffin' sniffin at Az, Az becomes peeved and eventually scruffs him. No real damage done, so I'm hoping Darwin will learn to treat Az a little more carefully. That said, both Az and Darwin *really* like home made sardine cake, which causes all differences to be forgotten.


Darwin and his equally lumpy shadow...



Utterly ridiculous ears which flap dramatically in the breeze.

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inamac
14th Nov, 2011 09:20 (UTC)
The same could also be said of otters - and I met two lovely otterhounds yesterday (though, of course, up to recently they were used to hunt mink - poor breed, having its job constantly taken away!).

Hunting has always been divided into Beasts of Venery (things you can eat) and Beasts of the Chace (vermin) so it's no surprise that the American settlers used their hunting dogs to get rid of the most readily available vermin.
bunn
14th Nov, 2011 10:37 (UTC)
We had an otterhound on our waiting list a little while ago, but had no suitable foster homes available so could not take him. They are reputedly very droolly beasts...

I didn't read the page very carefully, I wish I'd made a note of the address now!

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